Immediately when you start reading this book, it gives the impression of
being a lot of fun – humorous, cheeky and entertaining, and straight away the
author (who, confusingly, is not the editor who wrote the alluring foreword),
displays a great degree of good, old-fashioned English sense of humour, from a
time before it perished at the hands of political correctness; and this is very
welcome. The first quarter of the book reads like a “Carry On…” movie
with a modern-day 18-certifica...
in the Countryside” is strange, in the respect that it deserves a huge amount
of respect, while slightly disappointing in terms of its content. By the
blurb and the cover style, I was expecting a more conventional werewolf horror
story; in fact, this was neither a werewolf tale as such, or part of the horror
genre. More accurate a description would be a Reformation-era
whodunnit/political intrigue thriller, in the vein of “From Hell”, “The Name of
the Rose”, or perhaps ...